Brotherhoods allow Pirates to unite their Shipmates under a well-organized command structure with one name, flag, and hierarchy.
Each member of a Brotherhood has his own credentials, duties, and responsibilities within the group.
Creating a Brotherhood
You must attain Level 10 before you may create a Brotherhood.
Go to the Brethren Court, open the "My Brotherhood" tab, enter a unique name for your Brotherhood, and design a unique custom flag using the flag generator.
You can send other Captains offers to join your Brotherhood via the Friend List or by going to your Friend's Haven and clicking "Invite" from the Actions menu.
You can cancel sent invitations from the "Invitations" tab of your Brotherhood.
You can accept or decline the requests to join your Brotherhood from the "Applicants" tab of your Brotherhood.
Once you've created a Brotherhood (which consists of 10 members of the main crew) it will have a Naval Academy to recruit and train Cadets. The number of Cadets your Academy may train at any given time is 10. A player must reach Level 5 to become a Cadet at an Academy.
Brotherhood Rank determines your position in the Brotherhood, as well as your duties and credentials.
Only the Brotherhood Leader and their Advisers can set Brotherhood Ranks for other members of the Brotherhood.
The Ranks are as follows: Brotherhood Leader, Brotherhood Adviser, Commodore, Swashbuckler, Ambassador, Coxswain, Scout, Boatswain, Boatswain's Mate, Crewman, and Cadet.
The Brotherhood Leaders and their Advisers command and manage the Brotherhood. They can set Brotherhood Ranks for other members, accept and remove players, set Diplomatic Statuses with other Brotherhoods. However, only Brotherhood Leaders can update Brotherhood News.
The Commodore is a Brotherhood member who coordinates the Brotherhood's naval actions and reports to the Brotherhood Leader or their Advisers.
Swashbucklers are Brotherhood members famous for both offense and defense.
Coxswains - Brotherhood members specializing in raids and blockades.
Boatswains – Brotherhood members specializing in defense and Haven liberation.
Boatswain's Mates – regular Brotherhood members of no special position or duty.
Ambassadors – Brotherhood members specializing in establishing diplomatic relations with other Brotherhoods.
Scouts – Brotherhood members specializing in gathering intelligence about rival Brotherhoods.
Cadets are Brotherhood Members who have not yet completed the initial Naval Training. Once they have honed their basic military skills they can be promoted to Crewmen.
Crewman – newly joined members of the Brotherhood, who've yet to be trained under the watchful eye of the Brotherhood Leader.
Here you can view Brotherhood info filtered by the following categories:
- Position: Brotherhood's position in the Brotherhoods of Legend Fame Rankings.
- Dominion: The total output of all Presidios controlled by your Brotherhood.
- Flag: Brotherhood flag.
- Brotherhood name: The name of the Brotherhood.
- Leader: Brotherhood Leader. Click on his or her image to set sail to his or her Haven.
- Crew: the number of members in the Brotherhood.
- Status: Your current Diplomatic Status with other Brotherhoods.
- Actions: Here you can view the Brotherhood's description or set terms and conditions for joining the Brotherhood, send a request to join the Brotherhood, or send a message to the Brotherhood Leader.
Brotherhood Influence & Influence Points
Influence Points are used to determine a Brotherhood's position in the Brotherhood Rankings.
Influence Points are calculated as follows:
1. By converting the territory of a Brotherhood's conquered Presidios into Influence Points. A 100:1 ratio is used for conversion, so 1 sq. km of territory equals 100 Influence Points;
2. By factoring in the percentage bonuses:
- from the Brotherhood's Achievements.
- from the Brotherhood's various Fields of Knowledge at their Bastion.
Both these percentages apply to the Influence from the Brotherhood's territory held.
3. By adding the bonus Points from:
- the Level of the Brotherhood's Bastion.
- the Brotherhood's Achievements. (Achievements can grant a static points bonus in addition to the percentage bonus mentioned in step 2.)
Brotherhood A controls 2 Presidios and currently controls 10,000 sq. km of territory, granting it 1,000,000 Influence Points (keeping in mind that a 100:1 ratio is used for conversion). The Brotherhood then has two percentage bonuses applied to that number: one based on the Brotherhood's Achievements, and one based on the Brotherhood's Knowledge.
In this case, the Brotherhood has a few Achievements, and has earned itself a 5% bonus to the Influence Points gained for held territory, meaning another 50,000 Influence Points. On top of that, each Achievement also carries an additional Influence Point Reward, which is then added to the previous number. In this case, the Rewards that this Brotherhood has earned from its Achievements amount to 100, which, when added to the aforementioned 50,000 Influence Points, makes for a total of 50,100 Influence Points that this Brotherhood (Brotherhood A) will receive from its Achievements.
Brotherhood A has also upgraded its Knowledge, thus earning itself a 10% bonus, and yielding another 100,000 Influence Points. Finally, the Level of Brotherhood A's Brotherhood Bastion is taken into account, and that number of gained Influence Points is then added to the Brotherhood's total. In this case, Brotherhood A has upgraded its Brotherhood Bastion to Level 8, thus earning itself another 100,000 Influence Points. These numbers are then added together to give Brotherhood A its total number of Influence Points: 1,000,000 + 50,100 + 100,000 + 100,000 = 1,250,100 total Influence Points gained.
Voodoo Dolls are magical objects that can be used by Brotherhood Members in secret pirate rituals to increase their Brotherhood's maximum membership limit. (Max: 150 Members)
Upon reaching Level 50, Brotherhood Members will automatically begin receiving Voodoo Dolls for every 5th additional Level attained. The rate at which Dolls are acquired will increase over time:
Level 50 – 1 Voodoo Doll
Level 55 – 2 Voodoo Dolls
Level 60 – 3 Voodoo Dolls
Level 65 – 4 Voodoo Dolls
Level 70 and higher – 5 Voodoo Dolls
To use this feature, go to the Brethren Court and open the "My Brotherhood"/"Expansion" tab. From here you can view how many Voodoo Dolls you and your Brotherhood Members currently have available, or apply your Voodoo Dolls towards raising your membership limit. Each additional Brotherhood Membership slot requires 20 Voodoo Dolls to unlock. All level 50+ Brotherhood Members may contribute towards Brotherhood expansion. All Voodoo Dolls have been retroactively applied to reflect current Experience Levels.
Here you can view your Brethren Members' info - their names, their Havens' names, and coordinates.
You can go to a Captain's Haven by clicking on its coordinates.
You can view your Brotherhood information from the top panel of the "My Brotherhood" tab, including:
- Brotherhood name;
- Position: Brotherhood's position in the Global Brotherhood Fame Rankings;
- Dominion Range: the total area of all territorial waters controlled by a Brotherhood's Presidios;
- Members: the number of Brethren in the Brotherhood;
- Requirements: Brotherhood description and/or terms and conditions of joining the Brotherhood. These requirements are available in the list of Brotherhoods. Only the Brotherhood Leader can set terms and conditions for joining the Brotherhood;
- Brotherhood Flag: designed by the Brotherhood Leader;
- Brotherhood News: can be updated by the Brotherhood Leader or their Advisers to make their Brethren aware of any important information;
- Diplomacy: here the Brotherhood Leader can set Diplomatic statuses with other Brotherhoods;
Some of the features in the "My Brotherhood" window are available only to the Brotherhood Leader, their Advisers, and Commodores. A Brotherhood can be managed in the following ways:
- Edit the description or terms and conditions of joining the Brotherhood. To edit the Brotherhood description, click the "i" button in the top left-hand part of the "My Brotherhood" window. Enter the description or terms and conditions. This information will be displayed to all players in the list of Brotherhoods. This feature is available only for Brotherhood Leaders.
- Update Brotherhood News. Click the pencil button in the top right-hand part of the "My Brotherhood" window. Then enter the text that will be displayed to all Brotherhood members if they go to their Brethren Court and open the "My Brotherhood" tab. This feature is available only for Brotherhood Leaders and their Advisers.
- Accept or decline requests to join the Brotherhood. To view the requests, go to the "My Brotherhood" tab at the Brethren Court and click the "Applicants" tab. This feature is available only for Brotherhood Leaders and their Advisers.
- Send invitations to join the Brotherhood. Go to a player's Haven and choose the "Send Invitation" button from the list of actions. You can also invite your Friends by clicking their user image on the Friend List and choosing the "Send Invitation" action from the pop-up menu. This feature is available only for Brotherhood Leaders and their Advisers.
- Set and edit Brotherhood Rank for Brotherhood members. Open the "My Brotherhood" tab at the Brethren Court, and click the button next to a player's Brotherhood Rank icon, then choose and set a new Brotherhood Rank for this player. Brotherhood Leaders can appoint Advisers. Brotherhood Advisers cannot appoint other Advisers or edit the current Leader's and Advisers' Brotherhood Ranks. This feature is available only for Brotherhood Leaders, their Advisers and Commodores.
- Remove Captains from Brotherhood. Open the "My Brotherhood" tab at the Brethren Court and click the "Keelhaul" button in the "Actions" list. This feature is only available to Brotherhood Leaders and their Advisers. Brotherhood Advisers cannot remove the other Adviser and Brotherhood Leader from the Brotherhood.
- Delegate the Brotherhood Leader Status. Click the button next to a Captain's Brotherhood Rank icon and set the "Brotherhood Leader" Rank.
- Disband the Brotherhood. Open the "My Brotherhood" tab at the Brethren Court and remove all Members from the Brotherhood, including yourself.
- Set Diplomatic Statuses with other Brotherhoods. Open the "My Brotherhood" tab at the Brethren Court, go to the "Diplomacy", and choose the required Diplomatic Status: Ally, At Peace, Enemy, at War, or Neutral. This feature is available only for Brotherhood Leader or those entrusted with such power.
Brotherhood Leaders and those entrusted with such power can view their Brotherhood Members' Units. Go to the "My Brotherhood" tab, open the "Statistics" section and choose the Unit type you would like to see. You will receive information on Total Unit, Total Defense or Offense points, as well as some additional information.
Brotherhood Achievements are optional challenges that require the combined efforts of all Brotherhood Members. Upon completion of each Achievement, the victors will sail off with permanent Brotherhood Bonuses to use against their competition - not to mention fat bounties for participating Brotherhood Members! These may include Pearls, special Relics, Units, permanent modifications to their Havens or Unit statistics, or other features.
There are 17 Brotherhood Achievements:
1. Empire Builders
To complete this Achievement, a Brotherhood must hold the specified number of Level 5 Presidios simultaneously for a minimum of 15 uninterrupted minutes.
To complete this Achievement, a Brotherhood must defeat the indicated number of Level 5 hostile Presidios.
3. Masters of the Seven Seas
To complete this Achievement, a Brotherhood must use Presidios to control the specified area of sea territory for at least 15 uninterrupted minutes.
4. Sea Wolves
To complete this Achievement, a Brotherhood must defeat the indicated number of Armada Units (not including Flying Dutchmen) at enemy Presidios.
5. The King's Men
Complete this Achievement by using the indicated number of King's Pardons.
6. Dread Pirates
To earn this Achievement, several Brotherhood members must be simultaneously featured in the Top 10 Missions Rankings.
7. Brothers in Arms
A Brotherhood must recruit the indicated number of Captains to complete this Achievement.
8. Merciless Souls
To complete this Achievement, a Brotherhood must downgrade the total number of enemy Presidio Levels indicated. (For example, if you are required to downgrade 500 Presidio Levels total, you may weaken 500 Presidios by 1 Level each, or 100 Presidios by 5 levels each, etc.)
To earn this Achievement, a Brotherhood must win the indicated number of Challenges.
10. The Tenth Wave
To earn this Achievement, a Brotherhood must earn the indicated number of Challenge Points in a SINGLE Challenge.
11. Captains of the Black Flag
To complete this Achievement, a Brotherhood must earn the indicated number of Points when "At War" with other Brotherhoods.
To earn this Achievement, a Brotherhood must hire Units that are worth the indicated number of Power Points.
To earn this Achievement, a Brotherhood must earn the indicated number of Points by attacking or defending Prizes.
To earn this Achievement, a Brotherhood must gain the specified amount of Resources from Raids.
To earn this Achievement, a Brotherhood must complete the set number of Daily Quests.
To earn this Achievement, a Brotherhood must destroy rival Units that are worth the indicated number of Power Points.
To earn this Achievement, a Brotherhood must upgrade Presidios the indicated number of times.
Power Points are a unique value assigned to each Unit in the game, based on and relative to its respective Offensive or Defensive value. Power Points are used to make progress towards certain Achievements, and also play a significant role in the base calculation for experience points earned during battles.
All Brotherhood Achievements feature multiple Levels. Upon completion of each Achievement Level, your Brotherhood will be rewarded with increasingly large bonuses. After completing the required number of Achievement Levels, each Achievement will automatically be certified "Gold".
There are two kinds of Achievement Bonuses - Brotherhood Bonuses, and Individual Bonuses.
These are awarded to a Brotherhood collectively upon successful completion of a Brotherhood Achievement. These bonuses can either be Ranking point boosts in the Brotherhood Rankings, or Brotherhood-wide bonuses to Unit or Haven statistics for all participating Brotherhood Members. Brotherhood Bonuses earned while being a member of one Brotherhood are non-transferable, and can not be retained upon leaving that Brotherhood. Brotherhood Members joining a Brotherhood after it has earned an Achievement will not enjoy the benefits of any existing Brotherhood Bonuses. If you leave your Brotherhood and join another one, you will be able to receive Brotherhood Achievement bonuses only after you have been in that Brotherhood for 7 days or more.
These are your personal rewards for assisting your Brotherhood in completing a Brotherhood Achievement – these could be either Pearls, free Units, or special items and Relics. To claim your bonus, click on the highlighted "Claim Reward" button in the "My Brotherhood" section of the Brethren Court once your Brotherhood has successfully completed an Achievement. Individual Bonuses are one-time offers and, like Brotherhood Bonuses, cannot be used or earned again once you've left the Brotherhood in which you received it, even if your new Brotherhood earns a similar Brotherhood Achievement.
To view the list of Brotherhood Achievements, along with their Terms and Bonuses, go to the "My Brotherhood" tab in the Brethren Court.
Massed Attacks allow you and your Brotherhood mates to deploy devastating attacks from up to three Brotherhood Members as you battle for control of the Seven Seas.
Only Brotherhood Leaders, Advisers, Commodores, and Swashbucklers are authorized to organize and deploy Massed Attacks and manage their Brotherhood Members' forces. A maximum of 3 Brotherhood Members can take part in a single Massed Attack. Massed Attacks may be used to capture Targets, or assault and control Presidios and Brotherhood Bastions, but can NOT be used to blockade or raid enemy Havens or eliminate Prizes.
Massed Attack Mechanics
Follow these steps to participate in a Massed Attack:
Designate a Brotherhood Leader, Brotherhood Adviser, Commodore or Swashbuckler to coordinate and launch the Massed Attack.
2. Have all participating members select "Send Reinforcements" from any interface to reinforce the attack coordinator.
3. Choose the OFFENSIVE Units required for the mission and click "Send".
Once the attack coordinator has received all reinforcements needed, he or she may launch the attack by:
1. Choosing the Target, Presidio, or Brotherhood Bastion you wish to target and opening the "Raid" window.
2. Selecting "Massed Attack".
3. Selecting the Brotherhood Members who will be participating in the Massed Attack (only their Offensive Reinforcements will take part in a battle) and launching the Raid.
As with other Reinforcements, sending Offensive Reinforcements to capture other Targets does not allow you to collect Resources from that Target. You can help Brotherhood Members capture their Targets, but the distribution of proceeds is determined by Brotherhood leadership. Only the Massed Attack coordinator is authorized to collect Resources from a Target.
Once you've sent Offensive Reinforcements to take part in a Massed Attack, go to the Pirate Stronghold and open the "Tracking" tab to check current information about your Units location and movement.
If you send your Troops for a Massed Attack all losses, or Experience points will be proportionally distributed among those players who have taken part in the attack.
The maximum number of Units that can be sent is determined by the Force Limit of the attack coordinator. All reinforcing Units will continue to be supported by their home Havens throughout all steps of the Massed Attack.
Brotherhood Diplomatic Status
Brotherhood Leaders and those they entrust with Diplomatic Privileges have the right to negotiate 5 distinct Diplomatic Statuses with other Brotherhoods.
1. Neutral - All Brotherhoods begin with Neutral Status towards all other Brotherhoods. Brotherhoods with Neutral relations can still attack each other's Presidios within normal Attack Limits.
2. Ally – This is a symbolic designation with no effect on gameplay. Allied Brotherhoods have publically professed their mutual respect and friendship, but are not prevented from attacking each other's Presidios within Attack Limits.
3. Enemy – This is a symbolic designation with no effect on gameplay. Brotherhoods with Enemy Status have publically declared their hostility towards each other, but are still restrained to Presidios attacks within Attack Limits.
4. At Peace – Brotherhoods who have declared a State of Peace are unable to make war upon one another's Presidios.
5. At War – Brotherhoods who have declared a State of War shall not be bound by any Attack Limits when attacking each other's Presidios.
NOTE: ONLY Brotherhood Leaders or those they entrust with Diplomatic Privileges can change Diplomatic Statuses with other Brotherhoods.
Changing diplomatic statuses
To change your Diplomatic Status with another Brotherhood, go to your Brethren Court's "Brotherhoods" tab, find the Brotherhood, click on the icon in the "Status" column, and choose the desired Diplomatic Status from the pop-up menu. Once you have changed the Diplomatic Status, the other Brotherhood will receive a notification to accept or decline the new status. Once the other Brotherhood has accepted the Status change, the offer CANNOT be cancelled. Your Brotherhood members and you will only see the new Diplomatic Status as active when the other Brotherhood has accepted the change.
Go to the Brethren Court, open the "My Brotherhood" tab, and click "Diplomacy" to view all pending Diplomatic requests from other Brotherhoods.